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CHAPTER 10: HEALTH AND MEDICINE
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Study of pattern in the distribution and frequency of sickness, injury and death and the social factors that shape them.
the level of childbearing for an individual or a population.
The maximum number of children that could be born, based the number of women of childbearing age in a population.
the incidence of death in a population
Rate of infant deaths per 1,000 live births
study of illnesses and disease
the number of new cases of disease within a population during a specific period.
illnesses that strike suddenly and disappear quickly
set of behaviors regarding actions and treatment of ill persons.
Process through which a condition or behavior becomes defined as a medical problem
total number of cases involving a specific health problem during a specific period
Model health care
National health insurance model
Out of pocket model
In which workers and employers share the cost of health insurance premiums
Provided by doctors who have are government employees in government-own clinics and hospitals
The national health insurance model
Every citizen pays into a single government-run insurance program
The out-of- pocket model
-Patient pays directly for care
-Rich get care, but poor get nothing
-This happens when country is too disorganized to have a system for people
-Some people never see a doctor in their entire life
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